|The biggest folly among follies is to
cherish a desire for a prohibited object:
When your reason or conscience, tells you
that a thing is unworthy of you, it is folly to waste your mental energy indulging in
thoughts about it.
There is no bigger fool than the man who
has acquired much learning and preaches the same to others, but who does not control
A fool getting hold of wealth is like a
lunatic taking intoxicating liquor, i.e. it was bad enough being mad but liquor is added
to make bad worse.
The friendship of fools is perhaps the
best, for in this caw separation brings no grief.
Tiru-Valluvar often uses sarcasm for
enforcing an idea; it is a distinctive style of his.
A fool's entry into an assembly of wise men
is like unwashed feet on a clean bed. One fool ruins the character of a whole assembly.